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Paper Minis™ "Need to Know" Library of Tutorials

If you go to a tutorial in the list below, you will need to return to this page to resume the Linked Page System

Ann's Tool Box: Best tools to have to make Paper Minis

Aging Pre-Printed Paper Minis

Bow Maker: Make a gizmo for creating mini bows

Candy Bon Bons

Cutting Small, Detailed Items Such as Paper Dolls

Fabric Printing Using an Inkjet Printer

Inkjet Printer Optimization

Light Box for Macro (Miniature) Photography (Home Made)

Paper Minis Assembly Tips

PDF Printing Tips

Selecting Printer Paper

Update on Assembly Tips


Water-Slide Decals Using a PC and Printer

Every once in a while I discover something that makes my life so much easier, and these goggles are the latest and greatest tool in the 'Ann tool box.' I found these for $11 on recently in a liquidation sale. The set comes with four interchangeable lenses. I have been using readers for many years to help correct my up-close vision, but these goggles do a much better job. You might not be able to buy a pair for just $11, but I did notice there were many good deals up there on-line. Thought you would like to know.
  This caddy is my Christmas present to myself, and what a life saver it is! Everything I need to make miniatures--including my camera--is stored in it and I can carry it everywhere. Next, I will find a cutting mat that fits in the center compartment. I found this caddy at WalMart for around $17.00. However, if you do not have a WalMart, the tag says, Large Deluxe Organizer, EVM-6479, RN#128183, Bentonville, AR 72712 (bar code is 12259 03077).
Assembly Tip:
When I make a prototype of my designs, my work area is set-up as if I were a customer; the priority being to keep pieces to the kit at hand safe and easily retrievable. You might think that if a piece is lost here, all that is needed is for me to quickly print out a new one. But that does not happen, because that is not something you could do. To ensure pieces aren't lost I keep a small box next to me and place pieces into it. Before I detail cut parts, I separate the pieces and place them in the box. This helps eliminate the possibility of accidently throwing out good parts with scraps while I am pre-occupied with detailing. Remember to keep your wiping towel away from parts, it's sticky and can easily pick up your good parts without you knowing. These precautions may seem simple-minded, but could keep the frustration of losing a piece at bay.


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